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17-018
Release Date: May 08, 2017


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Marijuana Arrest:  On May 5, 2017 at 11:27 p.m., Ptl. William Juliano observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 South without headlights illuminated.  Ptl. Juliano stopped the car and made contact with the driver.  During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana.  The operator of the vehicle turned over one marijuana cigarette to the officer.  Alberto Dedios, 38 years old from Clifton, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Mr. Dedios was charged with failure to use headlights when required and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.  He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
 
Marijuana Arrest:  On May 7, 2017 at 3:45 p.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North without headlights illuminated while it was raining.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the occupants.  During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior.  The officer observed a small wrapped ball of greenish vegetation on the floor of the vehicle and several flakes of suspected marijuana on the clothing of the driver.  After a probable cause search of the vehicle, several individually bagged portions of suspected marijuana were located.  Leo Joseph Flesche, 18 years old from Highland Lakes, was arrested transported to headquarters and processed.  Mr. Flesche was charged with possession of over 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, failure to use headlights when required and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle.  He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
 
Issued by:
Capt. Christopher DePuyt           
Operations & Public Information Officer  

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